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Old B'Nai Zion Synagogue

 
 
Old B'Nai Zion Synagogue Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
1. Old B'Nai Zion Synagogue Marker
Inscription.  Congregation B'Nai Zion was chartered in 1900, and the 35 members initially met in private homes or rented space. This building, the first Jewish synagogue in El Paso, was completed in 1912. The structure features an unusual combination of classical and Gothic revival styling. After B'Nai Zion congregation moved to larger facilities in 1927, this building housed El Paso's First Eastern Orthodox Church. St. Nicholas Greek Church worshiped here for a quarter of a century.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1984

 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3688.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 31° 45.781′ N, 106° 29.6′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. It is in West Central El Paso. Marker is on North El Paso Street north of West Yandell Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 906 North El Paso Street, El Paso TX 79902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. Burges House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cavalryman Statue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Treacherous Crossing (approx. ¼ mile away); Old San Francisco Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wallace Apartments (approx. 0.3 miles away); Olga Bernstein Kohlberg (approx. 0.3 miles away); The First Kindergarten in Texas (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Woman's Club of El Paso (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Paso.
 
Old B'Nai Zion Synagogue Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
2. Old B'Nai Zion Synagogue Marker
Old B'Nai Zion Synagogue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
3. Old B'Nai Zion Synagogue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,788 times since then and 179 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 30, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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